Iraq War Veteran Returns To Saving Lives after Losing Leg

Category

News

Iraq War Veteran Returns To Saving Lives after Losing Leg

Abilities365 News | 2014-05-27 14:35:22
Ryan Kelly, an Iraq war veteran, became a "below-knee" amputee when his convoy in Iraq hit a roadside bomb. Kelly was airlifted to a field hospital where his right leg was amputated. Kelly, who was committed to making a career in the military, was devastated that he would have to give up the future he had been building for himself. But during his stay in a hospital, Kelly met another amputee who happened to be a pilot for the Air Force. This man gave Kelly the hope he needed; that he may still be able to continue on the path that he had been creating.

Kelly went to Able flight, a company that gives people with disabilities the opportunity to get flight training. After getting his license, he was able to start working as a medevac helicopter pilot, saving peoples' lives for a living.


To see the video, please visit: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/wounded-war-veteran-becomes-medevac-pilot/

0 Comments

RELATED NEWS

  • Events For People With Disabilities
    "Dare to Dream," a free interactive workshop for individuals with a disability and their families,
    View Details
  • Special-needs playground proposed in Boca
    A local nonprofit recently approached a city advisory board and the Greater Boca Raton Beach
    View Details
  • Study Finds Learning Disabilities Often Bundled, Fairly Common
    A new University of Melbourne study suggests that up to 10 per cent of the
    View Details
  • Abilities365 Welcomes Nick Scott as the New National Fitness Ambassador to Abilities Expo
    Fitness guru Nick Scott joins the Abilities Expo team as the National Fitness Ambassador. Through
    View Details
  • A 'cure' for blindness? Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment
    Ground breaking research using adult stem cells may be the the answer to curing blindness.
    View Details

CONTACT